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What's Wrong With Social Security Benefits? (Paperback) (Paul Spicker)

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The author examines social security benefits in the UK and suggests small improvements to the operation of the system. He explains how benefits work, circumstances for them, and types; misconceptions about them in relation to spending, dependency, disincentives to work, families where generations have never worked, immigrants taking advantage of benefits, and fraud and abuse; the real problems with benefits, including the size of the operation, the human factor, presumptuous administration, moral judgments, the complexity of the system, mistakes, selectivity, and means testing; how much benefits should be; reforms for benefits for older people, people with disabilities, families, people out of work, and for housing; and ideas for reform, including a universal basic income. Distributed in North America by University of Chicago Press. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 117
Genre: Political Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Paul Spicker
Language: English
Street Date: May 15, 2017
TCIN: 52066187
UPC: 9781447337324
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-4289
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